Hello members,

I hope is going great for all of you as you receive monthly updates from about ATER.

ATER 2016 annual conference is a few on our doorsteps! Less than three weeks away. I would like the thank all of you that have submitted abstracts and are going to present during the conference. I would like to particularly thank everyone who is playing a role in the conference preparation. I believe it’ gonna be a success since we are working on it as a group. Just a reminder that the conference will take place on the 2-3 June, 2016 at IPRC Kigali (Kicukiro District). Registraction is still going and it would be a shame if we, ATER members, miss something that we have prepared invested a lot of energy in. Please confirm your attendance using either of the following emails hitiyaremyevivens@yahoo.fr (Vivens Hitiyaremye)  or laurentkct@gmail.com. You can also confirm by messaging or calling AHISHAKIYE Laurent at 0783279203 or Vivens Hitiyaremye at 0788574529. It’s my hope to see you all attend this professional development and networking opportunity.

ATER CoPs keeps on their activities with the help from Robert Palisin, ATER English Language Fellow. Thumbs up for Robert, who with the help of some ATER members and Peace Corps volunteers have managed to successfully run round two of the CoP trainings.

We are also doing good on the membership side of things. FYI, ATER is honored to have Brock Brady, a former TESOL international president, as a members of ATER today. In his work visit to Rwanda, Brock Brady has met with some ATER leaders and he fulfilled all the requirement of being a member, including he paid membership fee. It’s very important for us, ATER, to have such a knowledgeable person on board! On the email, there’s also Mr. Claudien Nzitabakuza, working for Rwanda Education Board, REB, who joined the association last month. Being directly involved in the teacher development section of REB, I believe Mr. Claudien brings a lot of contribution to ATER both as a committed member and English teaching professional. Finally, I would like to welcome Dr Joseph Rusanganwa,  working for University of Rwanda, College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS). Dr. Rusanganwa has extensive language teaching experience in East Africa and is willing contribute to the growth of ATER.

Again, don’t forget to follow, share and/or like the  ater website: http://www.aterw.org/ , ATER Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/TeachersofEnglishinRwanda/ and ATER tweeter: https://twitter.com/ATER_Rw for all ATER news and updates. Feel free to share the information found on those media with other people who might be interested.

Wishing you all a fruitful month of May and see you all at the conference. Thank you for being part of ATER